BENDFEST / Ultrasound Event
We're back and excited as ever!  2020 is going to be an amazing year of ultrasound education!

15 hours of CME

All levels will be addressed, as basic and advanced topics will both be discussed by world class presenters.
Taking place at the Old St. Francis School in Bend, OR, and featuring a stunning lineup of lecturers, this experience will be one for the history books.
BendFest 2019 CME Information Statement


Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of EB Medicine and BendFest CME. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Needs Assessment: The need for this educational activity was determined by a survey of medical faculty, review of evaluations from previous conferences, and a practice gap analysis. 


Target Audience: This live conference is designed for emergency physicians, physicians in primary care, nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in ambulatory and emergent care settings. 


Goals: The purpose of this activity is to provide attendees with current evidence-based practice information, specifically in the areas of emergency critical care, point-of-care ultrasound, advanced airway management, and resuscitation.


Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) describe the limitations of using steroids in septic shock, identify which patients should be considered for steroid use, and describe the circumstances in which it would be best to avoid steroid use in resuscitation and septic shock; (2) perform an ultrasound-guided block in a safe and effective manner; (3) increase ability to act efficiently, quickly, and effectively when managing an unstable patient with penetrating chest trauma; (4) use oxygen appropriately prior to and during rapid sequence intubation, incorporate apneic oxygenation as part of standard RSI preparation and practice, and prevent desaturation and hypoxemia during attempts at oxygenation; (5) utilize ultrasound to guide peripheral intravenous access as well as central venous access; (6) utilize ultrasound to more effectively manage patients with suspected aortic or renal pathology, to accurately diagnose acute cardiac pathology, and more effectively manage pediatric patients.


Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. The information received is as follows: Dr. Avila, Dr. Ockerse, Dr. Weimersheimer, Dr. Mallin, Dr. Heslop, Dr. Cook, Dr. McLean, Dr. Goodman, and their related parties report no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in this educational presentation. Dr. Stone reported the following: Consulting fees, Phillips Healthcare.

Commercial Support: GE has donated the ultrasound equipment.


Earning Credit: To earn credit, complete the post-test and the evaluation form.


Accessibility: EB Medicine is committed to making its CME activities accessible to all individuals.  If you are in need of an accommodation, advance notification will help us to better serve you.